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ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org), an evidence-based practice center of the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and a collaborating center of the World Health Organization, researched and produced the information provided in this pamphlet. ECRI Institute's mission for 40 years has been to improve patient safety and the cost-effectiveness of healthcare by providing objective, credible information. This summarizes the full-length bulimia nervosa treatment resource guide. These resources provide one-stop in-depth information on bulimia nervosa and treatment to aid families and friends who want to know how to support someone with the disorder.

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Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person engages in binge eating (eating a lot of food in a short time) followed by some type of behavior to prevent weight gain from the food that was eaten. This behavior can take two forms: self-induced vomiting, misuse of enemas, laxatives, diet pills (called purging) and excessive exercise, fasting, or diabetic omission of insulin (called non-purging). Some people with bulimia nervosa may also starve themselves for periods of time before binge eating again. Bulimia nervosa has important mental, emotional, and physical aspects that require consideration during treatment.

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